Disney pulls #MeToo scene from Toy Story 2’s re-release

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#MeToo scene from "Toy Story 2"

Credit: Disney/Pixar

With the recent release of “Toy Story 4” in theaters, the film series has been all the buzz, which has caused Disney and Pixar to re-release the entire series of films on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. However, it seems one of the film’s re-releases is now missing a scene.

For fans who grew up with the films, you might remember the films featuring a blooper reel that played during the credits. The reel featured comedic scenes of the toys comically messing up their lines or the action of how the scenes were supposed to play out. Well, “Toy Story 2” featured one scene that took an aim at the evil and manipulative behavior many powerful men in Hollywood used against women in the industry and it seems it’s no longer a part of the film.

For those who can’t remember the scene exactly, it featured Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye attempting to get Stinky Pete’s attention. However, when they take a peek in his box, they see him mischievously talking to two Barbies. During the conversation, he asks them if they’re “absolutely identical” and says he’s sure he can get them a part in “Toy Story 3.”

After grabbing one of the dolls by the hand, he realizes he’s being watched on camera and is instantly embarrassed, asking the girls to leave and telling them they can come back any time for some “acting tips.”

#MeToo scene from "Toy Story 2"
Credit: Disney/Pixar

Today, this type of behavior has gained the attention of the #MeToo movement and our society overall with many calling out the industry. However, this type of behavior has gone on for some time and was mirrored quite well in this scene. It depicted what some powerful executives and actors in Hollywood have unfortunately been found guilty of doing, which is use their power as a way to manipulate and harass women trying to catch their big break.

What are your thoughts on Disney/Pixar removing the scene from the re-release of “Toy Story 2”? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Comicbook.com 

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    andrea

    i’m glad the Me Too Scene was removed from the set. Not everything has to be about real life and what’s going on. Disney movies are a real world escape to a far off land or PlZZA PLANET!

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    SR

    I don’t think it mattered if they left it or not. Most people would already have the original DVDs and blu rays that included it. Too many people are re-making and re-editing movies that everyone grew up with just because they are trying not to offend someone.

    Like the opening song in Aladdin : Original – “Where they cut off your ear if they don’t like your face” and the Re-edited in a different voice – “Where its flat and immense and the heat is intense”. We already knew the words, it was just telling of what happens in some middle eastern places and it was only one line in the entire movie.

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    Victoria

    If we keep trimming, editing and boycotting movies which are part of our pop culture we will be doomed to repeat past mistakes. Leave the scenes, re-release the movies in full. Learn from them, don’t ignore them. This goes for Song if the South as well. Sigh.

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    Gi

    Pretty despicable for anyone to think that scene is okay. Who cares if it’s a part of the legacy? Kids don’t need to see that dirty, horrific side of the industry.

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